It has to change because its in the future. How can a science fiction show set in our future be taken seriously when our hero is unable to do something on some faraway planets surface that we could do today by taking our smartphone out?
Sure, the fact we got there in a giant spaceship with FTL travel seems like a futuristic concept but when in the next few years we start to see wearable computers where information may be conveyed through glasses or a contact lense and 'augment' our reality using directions etc (like a sat nav hud on top of your vision !) how do you explain that these technologies are simply ignored and binned in the future? Where did they go? Wouldn't it be handy if they actually had them? Its the future afterall!